Rev. Ouida Pihulyk
BFA, MTS -Spiritual formation, CSD (in progress)
BFA, MTS -Spiritual formation, CSD (in progress) Ouida has been Pastoring for many years together with her husband at an inner city Toronto fellowship. Believing that Spiritual direction fosters a tri-log between God, the director and the directee, it is Ouida’s passion to be a conduit for this conversation as we walk together in holy expectancy. Ouida offers the integration of the creative arts as an innovative way to engage with scripture as we seek to hear from God in the realm of mystery for in him we live and move and have our being …( Acts 17:28).
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A person finds his or her calling as they learn to focus inward. Living with vocation begins with the experience of listening, hearing and following God. Creating space for God includes silence as we listen to our hearts where God’s voice whispers. Spiritual direction offers this experience. It is a process leading us to know both God and ourselves in greater depth. The role of a spiritual director is to companion with you and provide support as you discern God’s voice. I would be delighted to provide spiritual direction for you. In responding to His voice, I left my full-time IT career and currently am working towards becoming a certified spiritual director. I am a pastor’s wife and a mother of two daughters. I offer Spiritual direction in either English or Cantonese.
We are all on a journey through life, as we seek to deepen our relationship with God. As a spiritual director, Susan seeks to be a gentle traveling companion to others on their life’s path. The directee, responding to God’s leading sets the course. But just as a service dog discreetly accompanies the visually impaired traveller, the director strives to sensitively assist others to watch for God’s markers along the way. Sometimes cautioning for careful steps around pitfalls; at other times, encouraging pauses to take in the divine beauty of life. Susan’s own journey through life has prepared her to expect that God often surprises us with joy and delight. Most recently, while working towards her MTS degree at Tyndale, Susan spent a year as an Alongsider with the Anglican sisters at St. John’s Convent. Through that experience she brings to her practice a special appreciation for the wisdom and blessing that can come from the disciplines of the contemplative life.
Christina Ng's journey into Spiritual Direction began with a wake up call in 2011: "Come away, my beloved..." After almost a decade in pastoral ministry, she finally realized that her own spiritual growth and leadership was directly impacting the spiritual health of her church. She is not satisfied with routinely running and maintaining ministries on a weekly basis without seeking the voice of God, or encouraging people to serve, without caring for their personal relationship with God. What good would it be if we devote our souls to ministries yet we lose what is most essential - God himself? Spiritual Direction is an invitation to a journey to grow deeper in love for God. All our acts of service should derive from our love in him and for him. Christina Ng has been a pastor since she graduated from Tyndale Seminary in 2003 with a Masters of Divinity. She also completed a Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy from University of Guelph in 2010. She is eager to walk alongside people to guide them to pause, rest, listen, pray and discern the movement of God in their everyday lives.
The journey to become more Christ-like moves forward through prayer and the heart’s desire for Christ to be the guiding force in one’s words, decisions and actions. Spiritual Direction provides a refreshing, safe place in one’s journey involving encouragement, opportunities for stillness, contemplation and active listening. Don enjoys building Christ-centered relationships based on openness and listening while providing support and encouragement as we walk with God. As a companion for the journey, Don’s diversity of experience can help you discern the next step in your relationship with Christ and what questions need to be asked to determine a way forward. Having spent 25 years as a banker, financial broker and entrepreneur, Don entered the ministry in 1998 after receiving his M. Div. from Tyndale. Don’s ministry experience includes small groups, discipleship, leadership development, church planting and as a pastor/coach, Don currently helps churches who have lost their way to regain a Christ-centered focus to their fellowship, vision and ministry to their community. He is working toward becoming a certified spiritual director.
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The Bible makes reference to the journey of life as “our walk of faith”. An old Chinese proverb says,” a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. I view spiritual direction as a walking journey, which begins for each of us when we invite the Triune God to walk with us. Spiritual Direction offers a way to experience God as a walking companion. Growth in relationship with God and others is the result. James is a graduate from Tyndale College [Certificate in Christian Studies], Tyndale seminary [MTS], and M. Div. from Presbyterian College, Montreal. He is currently a TH.M student (Christian Spirituality). He is working towards becoming a certified spiritual director. James continues to serve as an ordained Presbyterian pastor serving a two-point charge in rural Oxford County.
Andy's heart is for maturity and wholeness in the body of Christ. He thrives working one-on-one with people, dialoguing through issues of the heart, identity, and one's relationship with God. Andy draws strengths from various traditions; he is rooted in Reformed tradition, by nature a contemplative and draws deeply from charismatic spirituality. Andy did his undergrad in Business and Theology at Redeemer University College. Afterward he spent several years at Regent College and then transferred to Tyndale where he is now pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Formation and is working towards being a certified Spiritual Director.
The Christian life can be described as a quest to know, love and serve God in a deepening relationship. In spiritual direction, God invites you to share your quest with someone who will offer companionship as you journey and assist you as you listen for God's voice in your busy world. Gail has a strong a desire to encourage others as they seek to go deeper with God, and views the calling to spiritual direction as a profound privilege. Her past experience in ministry education has given her a particular awareness of the challenges that accompany preparation for and engagement in vocational ministry and Christian service. Gail has completed the ThM program at Tyndale and is working towards certification as a spiritual director.
Rosetta Del Monte
Rosetta has worked with The Navigators for over 30 years. She brings that experience into her practice of Spiritual Direction. Over the years she has been greatly enriched in journeying with others as a spiritual friend. She looks forward to offering a prayerful presence, encouragement and guidance to those who journey with her this year. Rosetta believes that Spiritual Direction is a journey with another in the development of their relationship with Christ. It is a one on one ministry of accompaniment to those who seek to increase their attentiveness to the Holy Spirit's companionship and guidance in their lives. This includes exploring and practicing the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude, prayer, journaling and a contemplative approach to reading Scripture. These can all be part of the process of transformation in becoming the person God intends one to be and in experiencing God's love to the full.
Wayne is a M.Div. graduate from Tyndale and is a Pastor in Caledon. Wayne’s focus is on using the Sacred Scriptures as the primary text for Spiritual Direction but also emphasizes the wealth of our Christian traditions, specifically Protestant and Franciscan Spirituality. He believes that these traditions do not contain or limit but rather encourage the activity of the Holy Spirit. He acknowledges that through Spiritual Direction we respond to the grace instilled by the Holy Spirit. He believes that the Holy Spirit is the “Director” and that it is a privilege to act as an instrument of God’s guidance and direction.
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